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So I am going to be a senior this year in high school, and at my school we are required to do a senior project. So I decided why not do something about computers for my senior project.

So I wasn't really sure were I was going with this whole thing but I knew it was a great excuses to build a new computer. The computer I build is below in my sig rig.

Now after I built the rig I still had no clue what I was gonna do, so I decided why not make a power point showing how I built it, and I might be able to use it during my presentation. So I did just that last night. You can view it down below, feedback and ideas would be great.

So I may have the project and the presentation covered, but I need to also type a research paper that relates somehow with my project, the only topic I can think of is "The development and enhancements of technology". Any ideas or feedback on this would be great too.

So see as this is an amazing site, I thought I would come here for feedback, so thanks guys and gals, keep being awesome.

Edit: V3 of powerpoint Here
Edited by Halostryker - 7/19/11 at 5:08pm
 
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It is informative, and has what any guide would have to build a desktop, But it is VERY vague. A introduction paragraph, a table of contents and information section would help greatly, along with going into more detail such as power supply installation, cable management and airflow. It's a good start, keep working on it, remember this is your senior year.
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It is informative, and has what any guide would have to build a desktop, But it is VERY vague. A introduction paragraph, a table of contents and information section would help greatly, along with going into more detail such as power supply installation, cable management and airflow. It's a good start, keep working on it, remember this is your senior year.
Thanks for the quick reply, with my project I'm limited to 10-15 minuets so I need to make it relatively vague, to explain everything would take awhile, and I don't want to bore the people I'm presenting to by going into all the technical stuff, I might make a few slides at the end that may go into more detail if I have the time to do so. But I will add an introductory paragraph and the table contents and such as you said, I completely forgot about those, thanks
 
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I like it. It has the basics of every DIY Custom PC guide I've read. A few feedback/suggestions for the powerpoint:

*Proofread/Spellcheck, there are a few simple spelling mistakes which I'm sure you can figure out.

*Make sure that the background clashes with the captions, else you are not going to be able to read them 6 inches away from the computer, let alone 30-40 feet in the back of a classroom. There are a couple slides where this is occurring.

*Maybe put in a slide about the importance of the direction of airflow in your case. In this case, front to back.


As for the research paper:

*Talk about Moore's Law and its correlation with technology today.

*As Rixon said, a section about cable management and airflow. Something that most non-techie people don't consider when it comes to computers.

*Maybe talk about the pros/cons of Overclocking and the ways of achieving it

*Then talk about Air vs Water vs Liquid Nitrogen/Helium vs TEC cooling


I think if you stick with the basic layouts of what you have and sprinkle in some enthusiast stuff (overclocking for instance), you'll have a good paper layout to work with.
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Always remeber:

1. tell them what you are going to talk about.
2. Your topic (as stated in opening) with supporting details and key points.
3. Tell them what you just told them.

This was a very simple way that my thesis professor in college told me to keep my thoughts straight for my grad project presentation. As you are writing your project, just ask yourself those 3 points over and over to stay on track. It is super easy to go off on a tangent when you are explaining something that you are interested in.

Good luck.
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I like it. It has the basics of every DIY Custom PC guide I've read. A few feedback/suggestions for the powerpoint:

*Proofread/Spellcheck, there are a few simple spelling mistakes which I'm sure you can figure out.

*Make sure that the background clashes with the captions, else you are not going to be able to read them 6 inches away from the computer, let alone 30-40 feet in the back of a classroom. There are a couple slides where this is occurring.

*Maybe put in a slide about the importance of the direction of airflow in your case. In this case, front to back.


As for the research paper:

*Talk about Moore's Law and its correlation with technology today.

*As Rixon said, a section about cable management and airflow. Something that most non-techie people don't consider when it comes to computers.

*Maybe talk about the pros/cons of Overclocking and the ways of achieving it

*Then talk about Air vs Water vs Liquid Nitrogen/Helium vs TEC cooling


I think if you stick with the basic layouts of what you have and sprinkle in some enthusiast stuff (overclocking for instance), you'll have a good paper layout to work with.
Thanks for the many great ideas, they help a bunch. as for the powerpoint I am currently going threw it right now and will post the updated version asap
 
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im fairly certain if you dumped the ppt on here we would be happy to go over it
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im fairly certain if you dumped the ppt on here we would be happy to go over it
I would, but there are some dishonest people that would take it and take credit for it plus its like 40 mbs big so i couldn't even if i wanted to
 
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true i suppose
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true i suppose
Plus I'm am the one who has to do the project, having someone else do it for me would be dishonest and cheating.
 
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